THE TRIAL (EL JUICIO)
December 4, 2023, 2:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Outside the Box [Office] invites you and a guest to attend
A Special Theatrical Screening of
THE TRIAL (EL JUICIO)
Written, Directed, and Produced by Ulises de la Orden
Followed by a conversation with Ulises de la Orden
Hosted by Luis Moreno Ocampo and Ted Braun
2:00 P.M. on Monday, December 4th, 2023
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP REQUIRED.
About The Trial (El Juicio)
The Oscar-nominated feature ARGENTINA, 1985 rekindled interest in Argentina’s murderous military dictatorship (1976-1983). THE TRIAL, based on never-before-seen courtroom footage, is a shocking record of the first major prosecution of crimes against humanity since Nuremberg. Facing a group of nine former military officers — including the infamous Jorge Rafael Videla, onetime President of Argentina — survivors and parents of the disappeared (los desaparecidos) recount harassment, property theft, kidnapping (high school students abducted during the “Night of the Pencils”), the theft of newborn babies, torture, rape, and mass killings. The defense testifies that their “dirty war” was a response to subversives and leftist terror. The chief prosecutor legendarily ends his closing argument: “¡Nunca mas!”
Running time: 177 minutes. In Spanish, with English subtitles.
About the Guests
ULISES DE LA ORDEN (Writer, Director, Producer)
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 10/14/1970. Studied Film Directing at the Universidad del Cine, in Buenos Aires. I teach Film Directing at ENERC, Film School dependent of INCAA, since 2006. My academic studies were completed with a vast experience in the Film Industry. Since 1998, with my production company, Polo Sur Cine, I have been working on my own projects, which have taken me to places as diverse as Hungary, France, England, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada, United States, Paraguay, Chile and all around Argentina. Always looking to tell the stories that touch my heart, in relation to the environment, indigenous peoples and the most pressing social and political issues.
LUIS MORENO OCAMPO (Founding Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court)
Luis Moreno Ocampo was the Founding Chief Prosecutor of the new and permanent International Criminal Court (2003-12). There are seven documentaries presenting parts of his work at the ICC, including Darfur Now and Kony 2012. Previously, he had a critical role during the transition to Democracy in Argentina. He was Deputy Prosecutor in the trial against the "Military Junta," a case depicted in the Amazon production, Argentina 1985, a 2023 Academy Award nominee for Best International Feature Film, and 2023 Golden Globe winner.
Currently, he lectures at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts on films and war, crimes, and justice. Previously he was a Visiting Professor at Stanford, and Harvard University, Law School. In November 2022 Oxford University Press published his book “War and Justice in the 21st Century,” describing his nine years of practice as the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor. He is presently involved in private practice assisting Armenian people suffering a genocide in 2023.
TED BRAUN (SCA Professor, Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair in Cinematic Ethics)
Writer-Director Ted Braun’s feature documentary, ¡Viva Maestro!, about conductor Gustavo Dudamel, premiered theatrically in 2022, was nominated for the WGA award for best feature documentary of 2022, and is currently streaming on MAX. Set against unfolding violence and social unrest in Dudamel’s home of Venezuela the film is an exploration of art in a time of political crisis. It’s his second film with Participant which co-financed his feature debut Darfur Now. Darfur Now was named one of 2007’s top five documentaries by the National Board of Review, won the International Documentary Association’s Emerging Filmmaker Award and the NAACP Image Award. His docu-thriller Betting On Zero received a WGA nomination for best feature documentary of 2017, and a special jury mention for investigative work at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Braun teaches screenwriting at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and is the Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair in Cinematic Ethics. In 2018 Variety named him one of the world’s Top Ten Teachers in Film and TV.
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